(PDF KINDLE) [A Long Long Way] ¸ Sebastian Barry


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REVIEW ¼ A Long Long Way CHARACTERS A Long Long Way Boys 1990 The Steward of Christendom 1995 Our Lady of Sligo 1998 Hinterland si Whistling Psyche 2004 sunt printre cele mai complexe piese ale lui Barry care dramatizeaza probleme acute privind memoria identitara a Irlandei Aceleasi interese au orientat si tematica romanelor sale exceptie facând Elsewhere the Adventures of Belemus 1985 un roman pentru copii Înainte sa fi fost inclus pe lista scurta la Man Booker Prize cu romanul Calea cea lunga 2005 Barry fusese aclamat pentru The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty 1998 roman tradus în sapte limbi urmat în scurt timp de Annie Dunne 2002 o poveste plasata în anii '50 în Wicklow tinutul în care traieste. 45 Stars He was born in the dying days It was the withering end of 1896 He was called William after the long dead Orange King because his father took an interest in such distant matters He was a little baby and would be always a little boy He was like the thin upper arm of a beggar with a few meager bones shot through him provisional and bare When he broke from his mother he made a mewling sound like a wounded cat over and over That was the night of a storm that would not be a famous storm But for all that it rattled the last leaves out of the regal oaks in the old pleasure gardens behind the hospital and it drove the wet harvest along the gutters and into the gaping drains and down into the unknown avenues of the great sewers The blood of births was sluiced down there too and all the many liuids of humanity but the salt sea at Ringsend took everything eually And as time passes William Dunne is among all those boys of Europe born in those time the ones whose fate was written in a ferocious chapter of the book of life Those millions of mothers and their million gallons of mother s milk millions of instances of small talk and baby talk beatings and kisses ganseys and shoes piled up in history in great ruined heaps with a loud and broken music human stories told for nothing for ashes for death s amusement flung on the mighty scrapheap of souls all those million boys in all their humours to be milled by the mill stones of a coming war His father was a policeman and he had hoped that Willie would grow to be tall enough to follow in his footsteps which would not come to pass a crushing disappointment to his father Willie then twelve would lose his mother that same year the year his youngest sister was born In the years that followed the memory of his mother was like a dark song that made him cry in his bed alone strong though he was and all of sixteenThis story which follows Willie along with too many other young Irish men boys really as they go off to fight with the British army in World War I and as that April rolls around a war begins at home during Easter Week of 1916 The Easter Rising Between your own countrymen deriding you for being in the army and the army deriding you for your own slaughter a man didn t know what to be thinking A man s mind could be roaring out in pain of a sort The fact that the war didn t make a jot of sense any hardly came into it While this story is about the war the wars on both sides of these waters Barry s writing is so poetic while at the same time bringing the war in all its gruesome darkness to light It s shared through Willie s youthful and still pure somewhat na ve eyes So that the war itself the horror that surrounds and sometimes destroys these men shared through his eyes is softened It is war after all and there is no escaping the fact that many will not return home but again he shares his personal feelings and perspective which are filled with these men lost to the war There are also moments where his focus is on Gretta Willie s reminiscences of his love for her of the moments he holds close to his heart hoping she will write soon and hoping even that she will wait for his returnWhile this didn t uite live up to Days Without End for me I loved this story and loved following Willie s journey as a young fairly na ve young man as this begins through these dark days of war

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A Long Long Way

REVIEW ¼ A Long Long Way CHARACTERS A Long Long Way Azi scriitorulCalea cea lunga se concentreaza pe conflictul trait de soldatii irlandezi trimisi sa lupte alaturi de trupele britanice în timpul celui de Al Doilea Razboi Mondial Willie Dunne fi gura centrala a romanului este exponentul unei întregi generatii de irlandezi despre care autorul însusi spunea ca „au fost prinsi pe partea gresita a istoriei Discriminati pe front de fratii de arme britanici soldatii irlandezi o data întorsi acasavor fi tratati drept tradatori de conationali Un alt episod din conflictul mocnit dintre Irlanda si Anglia într un roman în care brutalitatea intrigii se însoteste paradoxal cu gratia stilului Alina Purcaru. This was short listed for the 2005 Man Booker I m certain it will be among my top five reads of 2008It s the story of a young Irish soldier caught between the warfields of Belgium and the battle raging at home between the royalists and the nationalists It s the most graphic and revealing treatment of WWI I ve encountered particularly of trench warfare and the horrors of mustard gas It amazes me that anyone survived and sickens me how hundreds of thousands of young men were simply led to slaughter by colluding governmentsDespite the grim brutality of the subject the writing is so lyrical and beautiful the characters so full of hope and spirit Portions of it read almost like poetry yet the language is simple and earthyI was frustrated by the glimpses of the 1916 Easter Uprising and the conflict that set Irish against Irish as if the reader already had a tacit understanding of that history and its nuances I was confused as to who was on which side in Ireland but then again that wasis the tragedy of the conflict in Ireland the division of a country was really the division of villages friends and familiesBut bottom line it s an incredible book devastating and beautiful I cried at the end even though I knew what was coming And I cried for the lives that were lost and for those who continue to be sacrificed in the name of power greed and moral certainty War is inexcusable

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REVIEW ¼ A Long Long Way CHARACTERS A Long Long Way Format în cel mai pur spirit irlandez Sebastian Barry originar din Dublin este unul dintre scriitorii care n au ocolit nici un gen literar Premiat în nenumarate rânduri pentru piesele sale Barry s a bucurat de aprecierile criticilor si în calitate de romancier si poet Fiu al actritei Joan O'Hara Sebastian Barry a fost educat la Trinity College în Dublin oras care l a racordat puternic la cauza irlandeza si care i a insuflat un simt acut de apartenenta la o mostenire culturala plina de tensiuni Teme legate de istoria traumatica a Irlandei si de natura dramatica a însasi conditiei de irlandez transpar în fiecare dintre scrierile lui Boss Grady's. Oh Willie Dunn a painfully earnest young man off to the trenches He loves his family his girl and his comrades at that tender age when life is all first times The Algerians were just over to his right The Algerians sang fine strange songs most of the day and at night now he could hear them laughing and talking in a sort of endless excitementThe trench was soon looking fairly smartThat s fucking better now said the sergeant major religiouslyThey did all that and then lurked in the perfected trench getting muggy like old boxers The poor human mind played ueer tricks and you could forget even your name betimes and even the point of being there aside enduring the unstoppable blather of the guns What day oftentimes it was Willie would forgetThen a different day arrived Everyone had had a lash of tea and there was a lot of farting going on after the big yellow beans that had come up around twelve As usual after they had eaten they were beginning to look at each other and think this St Julian wasn t the worst place they d been in It was the essential illusion bestowed on them by full stomachsA breeze had pushed through the tall grasses all day There was a yellow flower everywhere with a hundred tiny blooms on it The caterpillars loved them There were millions of caterpillars the same yellow as the flowers It was a yellow worldCaptain Pasley was in his new dugout writing his forms Every last thing that came in and every last thing that went out was accounted for Item and bodies Captain Pasley of course was obliged to read all the letters the men sent home and he did word for blessed word He thought it might break a man s heart to read them sometimes there was something awfully sad about some of the soldiers letters They didn t mean to make them sad which gave their efforts to be manly and cheerful a melancholy tinge But it had to be faced God help them they were funny enough efforts sometimes Some men wrote a letter as formal as a bishop some tried to write the inside of their heads like that young Willie Dunne It was a curiosityThe yellow cloud was noticed first by Christy Moran because he was standing on the fire step with his less than handy mirror arrangement looking out across the uiet battlefield That little breeze had freshened and it blew now against the ratty hair that dropped out of Christy Moran s hat here and there So the breeze was of a wind and was blowing full on against Christy s hat and mirror but it was nothing remarkableWhat was remarkable was the strange yellow tinged cloud that had just appeared from nowhere like a sea fog But not like a fog really he knew what a flaming fog looked like for God s sake being born and bred near the sea in fucking Kingstown He watched for a few seconds in his mirror straining to see and straining to understand It was about four o clock and all as peaceful as anything Not even the guns were firing now The caterpillars foamed on the yellow flowersAnd the grass died in the path of the cloud That was only Christy Moran s impression maybe he hoiked down the mirror a moment and wiped it clean with his cleanish sleeve Back up it went The cloud didn t look too deep but it was as wide as the eye could see Christy Moran was absolutely certain now he could see figures moving in the yellow smoke It must be some sort of way of hiding the advancing men he was thinking some new fashioned piece of warfare


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    (PDF KINDLE) [A Long Long Way] ¸ Sebastian Barry Oh Willie Dunn a painfully earnest young man off to the trenches He loves his family his girl and his comrades at that tender age when life is all first times The Algerians were just over to his right The Algerians sang fine strange songs most of the day and at night now he could hear them laughing and talking in

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    (PDF KINDLE) [A Long Long Way] ¸ Sebastian Barry CHARACTERS ✓ IDELTA.US ↠ Sebastian Barry CHARACTERS A Long Long Way This novel about the experiences of an Irish private during WW1 didn’t really engage me until about the half way point when it did massively improve Firstly I felt the author bluffed his way a bit through WW1 – sacrificing deta

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    (PDF KINDLE) [A Long Long Way] ¸ Sebastian Barry Certain mental images can be a little too vivid When it comes to WW1 the permamuck of the trenches the seared throats from deadly gases and the pants soiling horror of seeing a comrade’s detached body parts inches away are associations powerful enough to shut us down There’s only so far we can extend our comprehension in the face of palpable terror So how does a good author milk it a little getting us past the autonomic desensitizati

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    (PDF KINDLE) [A Long Long Way] ¸ Sebastian Barry 45 Stars ”He was born in the dying days It was the withering end of 1896 He was called William after the long dead Orange King because his

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    (PDF KINDLE) [A Long Long Way] ¸ Sebastian Barry The best book I've read in a handful of yearsI was moved beyond words by the lyrical beauty of the prose in this novel and by the way it shre

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    (PDF KINDLE) [A Long Long Way] ¸ Sebastian Barry This was short listed for the 2005 Man Booker I'm certain it will be among my top five reads of 2008It's the story of a young Irish soldier caught between the warfields of Belgium and the battle raging at home between the royalists and the nationalists It's the most graphic and revealing treatment of WWI I've encountered p

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    CHARACTERS A Long Long Way CHARACTERS ✓ IDELTA.US ↠ Sebastian Barry Sebastian Barry ↠ 1 REVIEW On completionI thoroughly loved this book I finished listening to it and was desperate for I re listened to the last chapters Then I thought I simply cannot leave this book I searched to see what other books Sebastian Barry has written This is the first of a trilogy followed by first Annie Dunne and then On Canaan's Side I read what

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